It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Eerie Tech Promises To Copy Anyone’s Voice From Just 1 Minute Of Audio

page: 1
14

log in

join
share:

posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 11:01 AM
link   
The negative implications of this technology is astounding. "Not so nice" people are going to use this to create havoc. The abuse in creating false evidence against someone is striking. Identity theft, your "fake" voice implicating you as a terrorist, your fake voice implicating you in drug trafficking. Even down to your "fake voice" calling your boss and cursing him / her out.

Calling politicians with the President's voice. Crazy.

Imagine the harassment and insanity that this will cause when it is perfected and commonly available.


thenextweb.com...



The company says its API will let you synthesize speech in anyone’s voice from just a minute-long recording – which means you could, for instance, generate a clip of President Trump declaring war on Canada.



lyrebird.ai...



Lyrebird is the first company to offer a technology to reproduce the voice of someone as accurately and with as little recorded audio. Such a technology raises important societal issues that we address in the next paragraphs.

Voice recordings are currently considered as strong pieces of evidence in our societies and in particular in jurisdictions of many countries. Our technology questions the validity of such evidence as it allows to easily manipulate audio recordings. This could potentially have dangerous consequences such as misleading diplomats, fraud and more generally any other problem caused by stealing the identity of someone else.

By releasing our technology publicly and making it available to anyone, we want to ensure that there will be no such risks. We hope that everyone will soon be aware that such technology exists and that copying the voice of someone else is possible. More generally, we want to raise attention about the lack of evidence that audio recordings may represent in the near future.





posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 11:17 AM
link   
a reply to: infolurker

Thought about this on many occassions when I've had to speak to robots on the phone... you know those companies that use robots instead of real humans to talk to?? But also those companies that record everything we say... like our energy suppliers, internet companies, council offices & Government offices etc... something i really don't like.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 11:18 AM
link   


The negative implications of this technology is astounding.


A manufactured villain named Flynn comes to mind.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 11:19 AM
link   
Reminds me of the Terminator when it would imitate the voices of his targets. Scary stuff for sure.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 11:22 AM
link   

originally posted by: iTruthSeeker
Reminds me of the Terminator when it would imitate the voices of his targets. Scary stuff for sure.


Yeah, exactly. Imagine being able to "store" voice patterns of other people on your phone or computer and of course it will be as easy as selecting the voice you want to use, then simply talk into your phone or computer microphone and it "synthesizes" that voice as you speak.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 11:47 AM
link   
Its interesting tech times we are moving into
Seeing is no longer believing (photoshop)
hearing will no longer be believing.

Now it will come down to integrity of sources. Much like how a anon video on youtube showing a ufo isn't really something to be believed.

With all things, there are pros and cons.

Imagine where society will be in 100 years. I see the obvious issues, but of course my sci-fi fan mindset and view that overall humanity is good balances out the doom porn scenarios.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 11:56 AM
link   
a reply to: infolurker

There is phone phishing scheme where the person calls you up and asks, "Are you..." with your first and last name. You reply, "Yes, this is..." and they record your response. Then they use your "Yes" to withdraw cash from your account.

So if it is an unknown number, don't answer and never say "Yes."

This tech will make that scheme even easier. Maybe the end of business by phone??



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 11:56 AM
link   
So, with this software and some Youtube clips, I can finally hear Gilbert Gottfried and Fran Drescher sing "Always" as a duet.

Sweet!



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 12:35 PM
link   

originally posted by: VictorVonDoom
So, with this software and some Youtube clips, I can finally hear Gilbert Gottfried and Fran Drescher sing "Always" as a duet.

Sweet!


OMG, that would be terrible....

You need to add William Shatner and David Hasselhoff to that line-up.


edit on 25-4-2017 by infolurker because: (no reason given)


XL5

posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 05:19 PM
link   
Now there is nothing stopping them from making a version of The Goonies 2 that every one wanted to see!



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 05:31 PM
link   
Now i feel i'll have to talk weird on the phone so nobody can replicate my voice... What's the world coming to.




top topics



 
14

log in

join